Skip to main content

tv   Fox Morning News  FOX  August 28, 2012 7:00am-9:00am EDT

7:00 am
linda macdonald >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com th outside, quite bright out there. there are some clouds but we are going to see a good amount of sunshine on this tuesday, august 28, 2012. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. the big story this morning continues to be the approach of tropical storm isaac towards new orleans and the gulf coast. we want to show you now a live picture right now from lake ponchartrain north of new orleans. you can see wind already whipping up there and waves crashing over the shoreline. >> here are the latest headlines on isa. it's just shy of becoming a hurricane as far as its wind speed is concerned. isaac is projected to make landfall late tonight or early tomorrow when the center of the storm moves onshore. the death toll from isaac's hit to haiti is up to 19. and five in the dominican republic. we are going to go live to new orleans for an update in a few
7:01 am
minutes. >> first tucker barnes has what's going on in our area at 7:00. >> good morning. let's get right to isaac quickly with the latest. it's still a tropical storm. trying to develop an eye there. notice on the north side of the storm, the eye feature trying to develop there. you can see it go and then disappear. if that can get going, this storm will likely intensify into a strong category hurricane before making landfall as mentioned in about 12 to 24 hours' time so conditions of very heavy rains and storm surge like we're dealing with winds gusting 80, 90 miles per hour as it moves onshore here later tonight. all right. let's do some local weather. we have more on isaac in a few minutes. we have rain showers moving through, clouds and light rain showers moving through the district at this hour. north and west here, out rain showers. good news, we'll have morning clouds, a few showers for the next hour or two and then once the showers get south and east of us, we should break out in bright sunshine and be in for a beautiful afternoon, less humidity than what we have had
7:02 am
around here the last couple of days. current temperature, reagan national, 75 degrees. humidity 84%. southwest winds at 3. look for drier conditions to move in, still warm later today but we should be rain-free here starting about 9:00, 10:00 this morning with highs in the upper 80s. great looking forecast the rest of the week. we'll have details in a couple of minutes. julie wright has traffic. >> on the roads southbound 270 an easy commute out of germantown. continuing out towards the lane divide. no problems to report at this time. if you are traveling eastbound along 66, volume remains heavy leaving fair oaks eastbound towards 123. southbound 270 no problems out of hyattstown. earlier accident cleared. 355 north of king farm trouble there with the signal lights. the bay bridge ongoing inspection work blocking the westbound span. so the westbound lanes are closed. big delays off kent island from
7:03 am
route 8. eastbound span has been available for two-way travel so one lane gets by each way on the eastbound side of the bay bridge as this ongoing inspection will last throughout the morning drive so again heavy volume in each direction, 50 to and from the bay bridge, 50 once you commit to the westbound stretch in better shape through annapolis and bowie. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." new this morning, hazmat crews have cleared the scene along the 800 block of north monroe street in arlington. they now say it does not appear that there were any hazardous chemicals inside an apartment there. this reportedly began as a call for a domestic disturbance around 10:30 last night when police officers entered the amount they saw a meth ab and called the fire department. again, there does not appear to be any danger. a final farewell today for prince george's county police officer killed in the line of
7:04 am
duty. now are expected to gather in mitchellville for the funeral service for 23-year-old adrian morris. fox 5's melanie alnwick is on the story this morning. >> reporter: good morning. if turnout for last night's wake was any indication of what we can expect today, it is certainly going to bea capacity crowd here at the woodstream church as officer morris' family and the community gather to remember his short life. adrian morris was only on career force for 2.5 years but he left an impression on everyone he came in contact with. he was killed in a car crash on monday after he lost control of his cruiser and veered into a ditch while pursuing robbery suspects. kevon neale and another man were arrested in the case. his death is hard hitting for the young police explorers turning out to pay their
7:05 am
respects. morris was also a police explorer before the career force and continued as an advisor and mentor to the explorer program. many say he will continue to serve as a symbol. >> what it means is just part of the job but it's really sad especially because he was young like me who wanted to be a police officer and he was killed young in the line of duty. >> he did walk in my [ indiscernible ] honestly doesn't get in the way of me not wanting to do the job. but then again, it's tragic. it's really bad news for everyone. >> reporter: funeral services begin around 10:00 this morning. we're already seeing early arrivals coming here to the woodstream church. people can expect a large police procession around the beltway later on this morning. officer morris will be buried this afternoon in davidsonville. >> melanie alnwick live, thank you. another big story a possible motive to the shooting at a baltimore high school.
7:06 am
police say a 15-year-old boy walked into the cafeteria at perry hall high school and shot a 17-year-old student. he is in critical condition. another shot went off when teachers grabbed the teen but no one was hit. the father of the 15-year-old shooter admitted his son pulled the trigger and said he was being bullied. there will be a stepped up police presence on campus today. now to the big convention in tampa. republican presidential candidate mitt romney was planning to use the republican gathering to reintroduce himself to the american people -- that is, until tropical storm isaac changed everything and forced yesterday's opening to be all but canceled. so what are republicans planning today? for that we turn to fox's jennifer davis live at the convention center in tampa. good morning, jennifer. >> reporter: good morning. a whole lot is what they're planning. they have a very packed schedule here today and they are starting earlier than initially planned. 2:00 this afternoon, they are
7:07 am
expecting this arena to be packed with people. among the events today and there's a whole lot crammed into today, but among the most important things is they are going to adopt the gop platform and also hold the official roll call that formally makes mitt romney and paul ryan the presidential and vice- presidential candidates for the party. >> jenny, i know that, you know, they had to move around some of the speeches so at least some big speeches. is chris christie speaking this evening? >> he is. you know, he was around the media yesterday. he says what's unusual for him is he has to work off a full text. normally he is more of an ad libber and says what's on his mind but he will be more scripted. he is giving the keynote address and then we are expecting a big speech tonight as well from ann romney. this is a big moment for her really a chance to speak to the american people and the republicans hope she will present a more personal side about her husband. there's plenty of other people who will talk about politics and policy but her goal is to try and humanize him and to
7:08 am
really help people relate to him a little bit more. >> also, i know virginia has a big presence at the convention this year including at the speakers podium. >> reporter: let me show you virginia's placement here. your closeness to the stage really shows how much you matter really quite honestly and it's a bit of a perk and you can see virginia delegates will have a front row seat tonight to this stage. governor mcdonald will be speaking and barbara comstock has a lot to do. the delegate is the cochair of the convention and of romney's virginia campaign, one of the folks who was supposed to speak yesterday. tropical storm isaac caused problems there but she is one of the folks who has been rescheduled and she will take the stage this afternoon. >> is there any expectation that they will center to reschedule anything else or at this point do they think they're on track to get this thing in?
7:09 am
>> you know, what they're saying right now is that they're pushing ahead and the hope is that they can continue with paul ryan tomorrow night and mitt romney giving his acceptance speech on thursday but everyone acknowledges things are unpredictable and they have tow flexible. they are closely monitoring the storm and checking in to see where it goes and what sort of damage it causes. they have to be flexible. they are cognizant of the fact that they can't have a lot of celebrating and hoopla if there is damage in the south coast. if they have to adapt, they will. >> jenny davis from tampa, florida from the republican national convention. talk to you again later on in the morning. thanks. >> reporter: thank you, tony. isaac may have saved florida, but the storm is now -- spare florida but the storm is now heading towards the gulf coast and could soon reach hurricane strength. our live vipir radar shows new orleans is right in the line of father. folks's elizabeth prann is in the big easy with more on what people are doing d.c. fox's elizabeth prann is in the big
7:10 am
easy with more on what people are doing to be sure they're ready. [ pause ] isaac is just below hurricane strength and approaching the central gulf coast. reporter: isaac is expected to strike louisiana sometime today. it could also hit mississippi where the governor says the state is taking every precaution necessary. >> we have to err on the side of caution. if we think -- if they tell us it's a category 2, we plan for a category 3, 65-mile-an-hour winds, we're planning for 80- mile-an-hour winds. >> reporter: in louisiana, the army corps of engineers were busy piling tons of sand to reinforce the new orleans levee system. parts of the city are still recovering from the likes of hurricane katrina back in 2005. but some residents say after surviving that storm, they can handle isaac. >> we should be relatively okay. i'm not kidding myself. i know we're going to have wind and water but as far as katrina destruction, i'm knocking on
7:11 am
wood. >> reporter: others are more cautious and have already sought safety in area shelters. >> the weather was going to get kind of bad so i have had to bring my wife up here. >> reporter: now, allison and tony, as far as evacuations are concerned, there are mandatory evacuations for people in those low-lying areas perhaps outside the levee walls. for the most part we saw people heed the calls yesterday. there was a mass evacuation. thousands of people left here. a lot of authorities say if you didn't leave yesterday, it's too late. the storm winds are starting to inning. people who didn't heed that call maybe they are in the mandatory evacuation area, they feel they are protected from the levee system and they will hunker down for the next 72 hours for the brunt of the storm to pass through. it's a huge system. back to you. >> if there is anything to be learned from katrina, as far as for the people and their preparation, it sounds like they are really either knowing what a wallop this can pack and also being prepared at the same time but going into it with i
7:12 am
guess more open eyes, wouldn't you say? > >> reporter: i would say there's been more communication with the press this time around. i would say people are more aware of their surroundings and also the biggest story coming out of hurricane katrina besides the fact of mass devastation and loss of life is the fact that those levee walls failed and we saw flooding. the fact is since 2005, there has been about a $15 billion face-lift to the levee walls to the systems to the water pumps to the floodgates. the fact of the matter is the army corps of engineers say that they believe that these levee walls will hold up and they believe they are ready for isaac. >> we hope so. >> elizabeth prann reporting, thank you very much. 7:12 now on a tuesday morning. coming up new developments out of syria this morning. the military will using a different attack strategy on rebel forces. >> possible new details involving last month's deadly colorado movie theater shooting. why families of the victims plan to speak to the public
7:13 am
today. >> plus an annual list is out this morning ranking america's best and worst drivers. so how do we measure up in the d.c. region? we'll break down the numbers after the break. >> and as we head to the break... ♪ [ music ] >> ... here's a live look outside. that's a pretty picture, the sun coming through the clouds. >> majestic. >> we'll get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie coming up next. it's 13 after 7:00. we'll be right back. he's made his choice. but what choices will women be left with?
7:14 am
just like mitt romney, paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. in congress, ryan voted to ban all federal funding for planned parenthood and allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings and birth control. and both romney and ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape and incest. for women... for president... the choice is ours. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
7:15 am
7:16 am
♪[ music ] ♪ i got to go back, back to school ♪ >> all right. back now on "fox 5 morning news," we continue to celebrate back-to-school time. we're sharing your first day photos. she says her new school is
7:17 am
awesome. >> have an awesome year, miss ryan. looking great. >> very good. that's what you want to hear. all right. tucker barnes joins us once again with more on our weather and the latest on the isaac, as well. >> we'll start with isaac this morning. still a tropical storm getting stronger talking about getting stronger but looks like there will be a hurricane here shortly. we have an update. i wouldn't be surprised if it was a hurricane by 8:00 a.m. but at some point it will cross the threshold. there is a live look. and a couple of features to point out. it's still trying to pull in dry air from the north side of the system so that's been holding it back overnight but notice the last couple of frames. i wish i could put my fingers and show you where it is. there is an eye wall trying to develop. if it can get going, the storm will start to intense phi quickly. notice in the last couple of frames you will see the circle on the north side of the storm. it will probably be a hurricane. still moving slowly. unlike katrina 7 years ago,
7:18 am
this storm is moving slowly only 10 to 12 miles an hour. it will batter the coast for 12 to 24 hours with a storm surge and 20" of rain. it's still impressive. locally a cold front will bring not cooler air but drier air this afternoon. currently 75 in washington. rain showers outside the window here in northwest washington. there you go. there is the sentinel radar. you can see quick moving showers moving through at the moment enough to wet the roads so the morning commute will be wet for parts of the area but once the front gets through south and east, we'll have a nice day. it will be decent with a lot of sunshine. still warm highs in the upper 80s to 90 but without a lot of
7:19 am
humidity. we are in for a couple of great days. wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday warming up to the low 90s but lots of sunshine with low humidity for the next couple of days. we could be dealing with the remnants of isaac around here. >> in terms of some rain. >> in terms of rain. parts of the area could use that rain. thank you. let's go to julie wright with the latest on the rush hour traffic. >> things going on here. good morning, guys. loving seeing you girls yesterday by the way. on the roads now we have problems with metro's blue orange line. they are single tracking between stadium armory and eastern market in each direction so again this is ongoing track work unscheduled track work that's taking place right now. the current skyfox live over what i believe is the new carrollton metro stop keeping an eye on what's happening here so there is unscheduled work that's going on. as a result, they're singing tracking on the blue orange
7:20 am
line between stadium armory and eastern market. expect delays. back inside we'll show you what else is happening. this is our other big story. commute across the bay bridge. vertical movement on the bridge overnight, they cleared it and they have blocked the westbound span of the bay bridge until further notice. traffic heavy and slow west bound off kent island leaving route 8. traffic eastbound also slow at the toll plaza. eastbound on the bay bridge is able to get by one direction eastbound available, one direction westbound but all of the traffic is being forced on the eastbound span of the bay bridge so it's slow in both directions. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." we all know julie is busy and this certainly isn't helping out. allstate has its best drivers
7:21 am
report. d.c. is last when it comes to driver say. our fourth year in a row at the bottom. according to the list, which was just released this morning, sioux falls, south dakota, is the safest driving city. drivers there experience a crash every 13.8 years. the national average is 10 years. boise, idaho, fort collins, colorado second and third. so you see where we're going here. >> mm-hm. >> okay. other headlines this morning, getting a check on those headlines, the syrian army is dropping leaflets over damascus. hundreds were dropped from helicopters he urging rebels to give up or face inevitable death. the syrian regime is widening an offensive to recapture areas on the edge of the capital. yesterday the rebels say they shot down one of the government helicopters. in colorado today, family members of some of the 12 people killed during a midnight movie showing last month plan to hold a news conference but the subject is a mystery. they will only say there are
7:22 am
some behind the scenes events that need to be discussed publicly. the suspect in the shootings is 24-year-old james holmes. he faces charges of murder and attempted murder. defense attorneys have said that he is mentally ill. another earthquake has rattled san diego. the latest a magnitude 4.2 struck last night. on sunday, dozens of earthquakes caused power outages and destroyed 20 mobile homes. two of the tremors registered at magnitude 5.5 and 5.3. scientists have warned that aftershocks and jolts could last for days. >> coming up, a daycare worker in northern virginia is in trouble for how she reportedly disciplined a child in her care. >> plus, a new push by mgm to persuade voters to say yes to a casino in prince george's county. details about the multi-million dollar ad campaign. >> and a night out that won't break the bank. the shakespeare theater company in d.c. is offering free
7:23 am
performances. holly is back stage playing dressup this morning with the costume director. we'll check back in with her a little later. how fabulous. 
7:24 am
i'm barack obama and i approve this message  now mitt romney's attacking the president on medicare? the nonpartisan a-a-r-p says obamacare "cracks down on medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and strengthens guaranteed benefits." and the ryan plan? a-a-r-p says it would undermine medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors... and experts say ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees costs more than six thousand dollars. get the facts.
7:25 am
from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole new light. come see the new ge french door refrigerator for yourself at bray & scarff. buy now and save up to $500. but hurry this incredible offer ends october 10th. come in today or visit online at brayandscarff.com.
7:26 am
a daycare owner in woodbridge, virginia, faces charges of abuse, neglect and abduction. valeria garms is accused of tying a 4-year-old's hands behind her back and putting her in a dark utility closet for 10 years. the daycare is licensed. a final vote expected today on changes to the discipline policy within maryland schools. the state board of education gave a preliminary approval to the new regulations last month. now, zero tolerance with automatic consequences will be banned and suspensions and expulsions should be used as a matter of last resort. the state will also require
7:27 am
school systems to track data to ensure that minority and special education students don't receive harsher punishments than their classmates. allison, the campaign battle to bring a vegas style casino to prince george's county is heating up. mgm resorts has been rind up to run a casino at national harbor if approved by legislators and if it gets voter approval in november. the company contributed $2.5 million to a group called "for maryland jobs and schools" recently. that's the balance rot ballot issue committee supporting the plan. radio ads begin this week. coming up, the redskins make some roster changes. we'll tell you who didn't make the cut. >> and d.c.'s transportation gurus will meet today to tackle some of the city's most bothersome problems, parking and traffic camera tickets. we'll take a closer look at what leaders are doing to ease
7:28 am
the burden on d drivers. we have some rain showers coming through. we can see that the roads are a little wet. we'll get the latest weather and traffic in a few moments. "fox 5 morning news" will be right back. president clinton: this election to m me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training.
7:29 am
it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. abut it'll become so much more. concrete andnd steel... a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to.
7:30 am
but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. this bridge. your new car probably rode thesed rails. that shipment you just received was tracked by satellite. we build and maintain. we invest and innovate. so we can deliver what america needs. this year alone, freight rail companies plan to spend twenty-three billion of their own money, not taxpayer dollars, to build bridges, maintain track, and develop new technologies to keep freight rail and our economy moving. there's a lot riding on these rails.
7:31 am
the ribs trimmed theirs arester by quite a few but gano was not traded. kevin barnes was traded to detroit for a conditional draft picture. he was drafted in the thursday round by the skins in 2009 out of maryland. the team still has to cut 22 players from its roster by friday's 9:00 p.m. deadline to reach the league mandated number of 53 players. >> great. i was just about to go get that jersey, too. >> it will be on discount today. >> a lot of people will be getting it today. [ laughter ] let's get right to to remember isaac and there is a live look at lake ponchartrain of course. everybody remembers 7 years ago the problems with the levees
7:32 am
and the winds are already picking up to 35 miles per hour this morning. likely to pick up to at least tropical storm if not hurricane force over the next 24 hours there. so obviously the worst is yet to come in louisiana. hey, i want to mention in addition to talking about how 7 years ago was katrina. one year ago for us was irene today. >> one year ago today? >> wow. >> so obviously we are getting close to the peak of hurricane season. there is a live look. i want you to focus on the last couple of frames. watch that eye wall trying to develop right there. there you can see it. the eye wall. if that can hold together this storm will continue to intensify. the pressure has been falling overnight and it's still likely to become a hurricane not a major hurricane but look how large it is in the northern gulf here. and moving very slowly. so it's just going to batter unfortunately the coastline here for the next 24 to 36 hours with some strong winds. they are expecting a storm surge of 6 to 12 feet in southeast louisiana and parts of mississippi and believe it
7:33 am
or not up to 20" of rain so this too will be a very significant storm for the northern gulf of mexico. it will just -- unlike katrina which packed winds over 120 miles per hour and made landfall the winds won't be as strong with this particular system. here's another look. you can see not quite symmetrical but it is trying to get its act together. water temperatures in the 80s so likely to intensify over land over the next 12 to 18 hours. here's the latest. maximum winds 70 miles per hour will be getting an update here momentarily from the national hurricane center. moving very slowly north and west at 12. 977 millibars falling overnight. by early saturday it's -- these are the remnants west of cincinnati but likely by saturday night or sunday some of that moisture will be pushed into the mid-atlantic so we could be dealing with a wet one around here by sunday but not tropical storm conditions but we could have some rain showers, perhaps thunderstorms with remnants of isaac by the
7:34 am
end of the weekend. we'll watch that. here's the sentinel radar. we showed you rain showers, this is good news. it's a cold front and just a thin band of rain moving through at the moment pushing through prince george's county. once it gets south and east of us, lots of clear skies. winds pick up out of the north and west later this afternoon. we're going to have a really nice day around here. a lot of sunshine, less humidity, still warm if you like the summertime warmth. good-looking forecast later today. currently warm and humid, 75 at reagan national, 77 this morning in annapolis, 70 in frederick. want to show you the dew point temperatures. this is measuring how much water we have in the atmosphere. the current dew point is 70 in washington and now falling into the 60s north and west. i think by later this afternoon the dew point temperatures will be in the upper 50s and low 60s so much more comfortable air moving in. 90 this afternoon, we'll get rid of the rain showers early. lots of sunshine later, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, gorgeous, low humidity, temperatures in the
7:35 am
mid- to upper 80s next couple of days near 90 for the weekend and then perhaps by sunday we'll get the remnants of isaac. that's a look at weather. let's check traffic with -- can't see you -- julie wright. there she is. [ laughter ] >> did i lose that much weight? [ laughter ] >> you're looking good, julie. >> oh, tucker, thank you. hey, we have had some problems this morning on metro's blue orange line. service has been restored on metro's blue orange line. delays are still there with you as you travel between eastern market and stadium armory but again, track service completed and again residual delays but blue orange lineback in service. around the capital beltway delays leaving college park to silver spring. the big story happens to be the bay bridge where they continue to down specks work. westbound span remains closed until further notice. eastbound is available for two- way travel but traffic is gridlocked before route 8 heading in the direction. bay bridge so the westbound span is closed eastbound
7:36 am
available for two-way travel. they were doing work and noticed vertical movement on the bridge. the crews left the scene. now we have an inspection team there. big delays on the westbound and eastbound span on route 50 to and from the bay bridge of the lanes are open if you are traveling in virginia. northbound i-95 no problems leaving newington continuing northbound towards the capital beltway heavy on 395 between the beltway and seminary road. slow out of germantown 118 to 370. problems with the signal lights not working, 355 of king farm at redland road. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic.." if you haved need for speed, you may want -- if you have the need for speed slow down in the district. new plans for speed and red light cameras means drivers will be caught. d.c. leaders are looking into changes that lead to lowering the fines related to this new
7:37 am
technology. joining us with more information is tommy wells. good to see you. >> thank you. >> you have been quoted saying earlier this year because of the purpose of this new technology is to reduce speed and increase safety there is no need to have sky high fines. you say district cameras tickets can cost $250 compared with $40 in neighboring montgomery county. a lot of people are saying amen, brother, on that. tell us the thought behind today's task force meeting which you hope to do. >> i think the government has gone too far. i know that we want people to reduce speeds. we want people to be safe. if there's little likelihood of getting caught, high fines might make sense. but there is a high likelihood with cameras all over the direct. the high fines is just a revenue generator and really does break the relationship with the citizens of feeling like they are being, you know, used just to balance the
7:38 am
budget. it starts to function like a regressive tax. so with deploying all these cameras so there's a high likelihood of being caught speeding, running a traffic light, high fines don't make sense. >> i should say that you along with mary che established this task force. there is a meeting today open to the public at 3:00 p.m. you hope to write legislation going forward to present totten tire council. >> that's right. we have asked aaa, aarp, the pedestrian advisory counsel circles, the bicycle advisory council and other stake holders to join us along with some experts on really trying to set the fines to what makes sense for the district and again to kind of bring this down so that it's not -- you know getting a $250 fine and if you don't pay it, it can double or triple, it's not accomplishing the purpose.
7:39 am
>> it becomes a hardship to citizens. >> a hardship. and we have certain parts of the city that are car dependent and at some point it cuts in their ability to get to work and that's not what we want. >> can we dare say the word parking in the district? will the task force look at the parking issue? i realize this is perhaps two separate issues, but will parking be talked about? >> primary this is around the high fines around blocking the box which frustrating. but the degree to which that's a problem in the district we need to have the fine match the offense. so it will look at that. parking is a whole other world. we won't put too much on our mate. we want to get at the high fines that the government has gone too far on. >> as we wrap up, asking the public to come, you know you'll get an earful if they are
7:40 am
allowed to speak. will they be allowed to weigh in or no? >> there will be some opportunity to speak. the main thing is that if someone has a concern, they need to put it in an email. we are going to put that into the public record. if someone will write it out, it's really not -- we know there's a problem. the point. task force is not to find out if there's a problem. we know there's a problem. we want to really have the best policies and implement the best practices related to fines and infractions and also with the new technology, since we have new technology to where we're deploying cameras all over the city, let's have a fine system that matches what's needed to bring the behavior down in order to get people safe and at the same time really not cause a hardship that's unnecessary. >> okay. and again, that meeting is today at 3:00 p.m. in room 5:02 of the wilson building and as councilmember weld said you can email concerns and raise any points. it's in room 502. it will be linked to all the information on the task force.
7:41 am
would you come back and tell us basically the legislation when it's written up? >> of course i will. >> thank you. >> of course i will and, of course, the challenge would be being sure that it's offset in the budget so it will probably be phased in whatever the answer is. >> councilmember tommy wells, thank you. another major milestone for nasa's mars rover "curiosity" and as gulf coast residents brace for isaac people along the east coast are remembering hurricane katrina how one of the hardest-hit areas is coping 7 years later. president clinton: this election to me is about which...
7:42 am
7:43 am
candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
7:44 am
a moment of silence today in vermont. a year after the remnants of hurricane katrina unleashed the state's worst flooding in recent memory, this evening the governor has requested that churches and town halls ring their bells for 30 seconds at the same time. many say it is a time to reflect on how far the state has come since the storm which left a long trail of destruction.
7:45 am
7:44 now. that was irene. we're dealing with not us here but parts of the country dealing with isaac this morning. >> certainly will be over the next several days. and we'll have an update advisory in a couple of minutes. still a tropical storm maximum winds 70 miles an hour. it's not just the winds. it will be storm surge, rain, i mean, hurricanes have several different -- >> beach erosion. >> yeah. >> let's go to local weather and just take a quick look at our personal forecast, our conditions around here. we have some rain showers moving through now pushing into prince george's county. out towards annapolis and anne arundel county getting light rain showers. they are quickly moving. the good news with these rain showers, ushering in some drier air behind it. so i know we have some clouds out there at the moment, but this afternoon full sunshine a beautiful day around here later with less humidity and a nice breeze out of the north and west. so we're in for a nice tuesday and really as we get into the middle end of the week a nice weather pattern setting up across the mid-atlantic. temperature right now in
7:46 am
washington is 75 degrees. humidity is up 82%. temperature in baltimore is 74 degrees. 72 in ocean city. still warm today with highs in the upper 80s to 90 but without much humidity this afternoon it will feel good. there is your nice five-day forecast. wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, upper 80s to about 90 without much humidity. remnants of isaac could give us some rain by sunday. >> sunday, huh? okay. >> could. >> all right. >> question mark. >> five-day looks good. >> looks great. >> let's keep our fingers crossed for our fellows to the south. >> yup. >> all right. julie wright has the traffic. >> tough for those in virginia on the beltway springfield at gallows road with a heavy volume and delays on southbound 270 as you work your way inbounded this morning to hyattstown more delays to germantown towards montrose road. right now from bucky's town over an hour ride with all
7:47 am
lanes open 74 minutes traveling southbound leaving 85 towards montrose road. lanes open on the top stretch of the beltway between 95 and college park towards the exit for georgia avenue. authorities are checking for an accident near 355. virginia northbound i-95 v-dot moving the camera around at 286 the fairfax county parkway slow towards the beltway 395 on the brakes towards duke and delays on 110 to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." nasa scientists are listening to a recording of a human voice beamed back from the rover on mars. it was a recorded message from nasa administrator charles bolden. listen. >> this is charlie bolden, nasa administrator speaking to you via the broadcast capabilities of the "curiosity" rover which is now on the surface of mars.
7:48 am
since the beginning of time, mankind's curiosity let us to seek new life, new possibilities just behind the horizon. >> so that would be the first human voice heard on mars. >> that's simply incredible. "curiosity" is also set to take its first samples of mars' atmosphere. >> when i looked at the crowd there i could see myself sitting right there at nasa with all those minds. [ laughter ] still ahead, a much loved -- not really funny. >> i don't know wh i'm laughing. >> a much loved tradition in washington. >> holly morris is live with the latest. >> better a witty fool... we are all about shakespeare this morning live at the shakespeare theater company where they are gearing up for shakespeare free for all. a free classic, going behind stage this morning as we hang out with the costume director. we'll talk with her about what it takes to bring this show to live via wardrobe plus how you
7:49 am
can get in on all the free family fun live next on "fox 5 morning news." stay with us. i'm so glad you called. thank you.
7:50 am
we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is.
7:51 am
what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back. how was london? [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. prcandidate is more likely toion return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
7:52 am
all's well that ends well, on stage at the shakespeare theater company. >> is that one of the shows? >> all's well that ends well. say it like that. >> until september 5 it's free. it's all part of the annual shakespeare free for all and anybody can be in on the act. fox 5's holly morris has more from the shakespeare theater company in northwest. good morning. >> reporter: you know, it's funny, tony, because there are a lot of expressions that we all say that actually came from shakespeare that you don't realize. and all's well that ends well is indeed one of them and it is the show that they are currently put on the ground n here for the shakespeare free for all. it's been going on since 1991 and it really is something that a lot of people look forward to
7:53 am
because come on, you get to see professional shakespeare, right, and a beautiful stay for free. it takes a lot to put these performances on so this morning we are starting behind the scenes with wendy the costume director. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: so now, all of you that are involved in this on a regular basis, do you look forward to the shakespeare free for all? >> we do. it's the one show of the year that's already done. and we get to take it out, dust it off, see what needs to be rebuilt, what needs to be redidn't so it's an easier ride for us. it has a smaller amount of prep time and tech time. >> reporter: so it's vacation for you? >> not necessarily but it's easier than working in a new production. >> reporter: so this morning, we are going to -- we have some pictures of the actors in their costumes on stage. and we have some video of the show, as well. so we want people to see the costumes in action because that brings the costume to life but we also want you to take us through these costumes and what we need to look at and how you make them feel a authentic.
7:54 am
>> the military, the french army, they join the french army so here we have an enlisted man's uniform. these are based on world war i french army uniforms. they were built in the costume shop. they are authentic down to the bomb buttons used on the french uniforms. we have those here on our uniforms. so that's what that is. >> reporter: and the dirt. this is not a costume that needs to be cleaned. >> well, unfortunately, it does. [ laughter ] >> reporter: it's supposed to look like he is out there in the trenches. >> absolutely. we didn't want this to look presidential candidate new. we wanted it to have that bit of wear and tear and that's all done within our shop also so we build them first and then take them down and paint them and distress them to make them look worn. this is a ceremonial uniform worn by bertram during the ball scene so it had a different feel to it. he is an officer so there's far more decoration, all of that done within the shop. this is all put on by hand and
7:55 am
then sewn on by machine. we try to get as close as we can with the correct insignia, belts, things like that. this is a cleaner version much more fancy for the ball versus the everyday. >> reporter: are there certain actors harder on costumes than others? you don't have to mention names. >> it depends on the person. some people, you would never know they have worn them for 10 weeks. some people are like, oh, dear, where have you been? it's how people are with everything. so yeah. >> reporter: we have some of the ladies costumes. >> this is marsha mason's dress she wears in the second act. the first dress is a mourning dress and the second one is after she came out of mourning. this is hers and this is made in the shop for her based on patterns from the teens after world war i and then this is miriam silverman's dress who plays helena. >> reporter: is helena 12 or is this a small mannequin?
7:56 am
>> this is the problem displaying clothes. miriam is much more curvy. she has a beautiful figure. >> reporter: and she as an adult. [ laughter ] >> yes. unfortunately, this is the form we happened to have available right now so when we put it on this morning oh, this doesn't look nearly as pretty as it does on stage. >> reporter: how do you know that you've done a good job, when you see them on stage? or do the costumes go away pour do they add to ? >> they add to. one of the most important relationships we have with costumes is with the actors. we start with the designer and we start building and we're building two actor sizes and when they start to see the costume, it's a whole 'nother avenue of their character. suddenly they're like oh, i agree with this and i see my character doing this and sometimes you get my character wouldn't wear this. my character wouldn't look it way. and you have to adjust and go back and forth with them. and so then when you see them in the costumes, they see themselves in the costume, the costume grows, the character grows, suddenly you start to complete the whole thing and complete the whole look and
7:57 am
that's part of the magic. then when you see it all on stage, that brings it all together. >> reporter: it is a collaborative process. >> absolutely. you bet. >> reporter: thank you for your insight. it's fascinating. myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link to the theater company website. it's key. the tickets are lottery. you can sign up for tickets or stand in line the day of the performance. we'll talk more coming up. back to you. >> thank you. coming up at 8:00 we continue to track tropical storm isaac. >> a live report from new orleans has the storm inching closer to land. 
7:58 am
7:59 am
8:00 am
>> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com coming up, an uneasy feeling in the big easy. the countdown is on until isaac makes landfall. >> plus, saying good-bye to a fallen hero. we are live as thousands gather for a funeral for prince george's county police officer adrian morris.
8:01 am
>> good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. happy you're with us this tuesday morning. let's get to the gulf which is already feeling the effects of isaac. >> right now, the storm's eye is about 145 miles southeast of the mouth of the mississippi. wind speeds are at about 70 miles per hour although i do want to stress that tucker literally is just getting new information right now so we'll have that for you. isaac could reach hurricane status any minute and intensify to a category 2 storm by the time it makes landfall later today but despite hurricane warnings from louisiana to the florida panhandle, and a federal state of emergency declaration for new orleans, officials will not order evacuations. we'll go live to new orleans for an update in our next half hour. first tucker has more on where the storm could hit and our local information. >> i got the update. it's still a tropical storm,
8:02 am
maximum winds 70 miles per hour. now 105 miles south-southeast of the mississippi river so it has been tracking north and west. here's the big change from a few hours ago. it's moving now just 7 miles per hour to the north and west. so it's moving very, very slowly. that's going to be a big-time issue here over the next couple of days has it batters the northern gulf of mexico there along the coastline and brings some extraordinarily heavy rains. pressure is down to 976 millibars. it will likely become a hurricane sometime today. let's do local weather kick quickly. leftover showers in annapolis and prince george's county. we'll get rid of the showers and look at much improved conditions after some morning clouds. sunshine this afternoon, less humidity, a very comfortable day expected around here. 75 in washington. here's your forecast for today. there is another look at radar.
8:03 am
here's your forecast for today. we are expecting lots of afternoon sunshine. it will be warm without a lot of humidity won't feel terrible the 90 degrees the daytime high in washington. >> thank you. all right. 90 degrees. that's pretty warm. thank you, tucker. here's julie wright with the traffic. >> it's been busy on the roads, the wet pavement and rush hour not a good mix. delays from annandale approaching bradock road. southbound 270 lanes open but still slow as you travel from buckeys town. 270 lanes are open. accident along 124 at airpark road in gaithersburg. another crash at westbound 28 as you make your way towards td drive. stay to the left to get through. big delays on the outer loop of the beltway beginning at route 5 towards the john hanson highway. we had an accident in the area. that was tying up the left side
8:04 am
of the road. 35-minute commute outer loop of the beltway. the outer loop is slow leaving 95 college park through silver spring. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." after a one-day delay and with an eye toward isaac, the republican national convention is about to kick into high gear. today future presidential nominee mitt romney will arrive in tampa the same day his wife will deliver her address to the gathered delegates. virginia governor bob mcdonnell speaks today. yesterday the convention lasted only a few minutes to strike the balanced tone. president obama will visit iowa and colorado and tomorrow back in central virginia for an event near the grounds of uva.
8:05 am
our big story this morning, the prince george's county police department remembering one of its own. thousands of people are expected to gather for the funeral service for 23-year-old officer adrian morris killed in the line of duty. right now, police motorcycle escort is assemble at the funeral home in beltsville where shortly they will guide the hearse to woodstream church in mitchellville where fox 5's melanie alnwick is standing by live. >> reporter: it's certainly a wet and dreary day here in mitchellville as they make the final preparations here to have the casket of officer adrian morris arrive over here in the front of woodstream church. we'll have to peek through some of the crowd that's coming, the cars that are coming through here. you can see several corps of color guard assembling waiting to seat hears e when it arrives. we have seen marked vehicles coming from several police agent sits here. in adrian morris was only on
8:06 am
the force for 2.5 years but left an impression. he was killed in a car crash last monday after he crashed into a ditch pursuing robbery suspects. kevon neal and kenneth mitchell were arrested. officer morris was 23 when he died. the death is hard hitting for young police explorers turning out to pay their respects. he was also a police explorer before joining the force and he was an advisor and mentor to the program. residents say officer morris made the ultimate sacrifice to keep them safe. >> you feel for the family. we feel for each of them because they are still our family even though they are out here fighting every day. we're all family in prince george's county. when one is hurt, we're all hurt. >> reporter: you can see that sentiment certainly on display here outside the funeral home. again, as many, many different police agencies, we expect police agencies from all over the state to arrive here at the funeral home today. officer morris will be buried
8:07 am
this afternoon in davidsonville. >> thank you. >> we will be streaming the funeral live today on myfoxdc.com. new this morning, the investigation of a possible meth lab in arlington appears to have been a false alarm. it all began as a call for a domestic disturbance around 10:30 last night in the 800 block of north monroe. when police officers end he should the apartment, they saw -- entered the apartment, they thought they saw a meth lab and called the fire department. hazmat crews investigated but early this morning they gave the "all clear." the 15-year-old boy accused in a school shooting in baltimore has been charged as an adult. police say a robert robert gladden junior walked into the cafeteria at perry hall high school yesterday, pulled out a gun and shot a 17-year-old student. he is in critical conditional. his father says that his son was being bullied. there is a stepped up presence of police at the school today as a precaution.
8:08 am
gladden is currently held without bond. again charged as an adult. in colorado, family members of some of the 12 people killed during last month's movie massacre will hold a news conference today and plan to speak about some behind the scenes events. exactly what is not known. the accused gunman james holmes faces charges of murder. defense attorneys say he is mentally ill. a nato helicopter crashed in afghanistan late last night. no one was killed. the taliban claimed credit for the attack but a military spokesman says there were no reports of insurgents nearby. back at home the pentagon and cia are looking into the book about the raid that killed osama bin laden. the agencies want to know if the navy seal who penned it released classified information. the recently retired seal did not submit the book for official review ahead of time which could leave him open to criminal charges.
8:09 am
no easy day will hit store shelves september 11. for the first time ever, music will play on mars, as far as we know. >> as far as we know, that's right. >> a little earth music. a little later at 8:00 we'll tell you which artist nasa tapped to deejay the event. >> but first, though, saving you some cash. the next time you run a red light or get caught up in a speed trap, the meeting that could mean some relief for local drivers. that's next. ♪ [ music ] >> and as we head to the break, we have a special good morning to some local students heading back to school. we did this yesterday doing it today too. this is william darnell and kendyl who attend arrow ahead elementary school in upper marlboro. have a great day and a great school year. it's 8:09. we're going to be right back.
8:10 am
8:11 am
i'm barack obama and i approve this message now mitt romney'y's attacking te president on medicare? the nonpartisan a-a-r-p says obamacare "cracks down on medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and strengthens guaranteed benefits." and the ryan plan? a-a-r-p says it would undermine medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors... and experts say ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees costs more than six thousand dollars. get the facts.
8:12 am
and these are the ones you'll love on a school night. pillsbury crescent dogs with just a few ingredients you have an easy dinner... pillsbury crescent dogs... school night ideas made easy. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. making headlines in the day ahead, ticket talk in the dicity council will
8:13 am
discuss cutting the cost of speed cameras and red light camera fines. at the same time, d-dot will discuss the cost of parking tickets. the fines for the offenses in the nation's capital can run up to $250, way higher than similar citations in surrounding suburbs. bradley manning is back in court, the army private accused of leaking documents to wikileaks. the pretrial hearing is in fort meade at anne arundel county. a special honor for the spotsylvania sheriff's office who responded to a microblast. 2 dozen cheerleaders were inside the dance studio when wind brought it down. no one was seriously hurt. >> congratulate to them on that honor. 8:13. we go to tucker barnes for the latest on today's forecast. >> and a little relief, some
8:14 am
cuteness, please. >> we need it. "my first 5" photo, today we say hello to... ♪ [ music ] >> hi beautiful melody. >> she just arrived. she is from oklahoma. >> wonderful. >> welcome! >> this is the deal. she currently lives with her grandparents in virginia while she waits for her father to return from his deployment. >> very good. >> as you can see, she cheers for the one and only washington nationals. >> already bought into it. >> yeah. >> we like that. >> oh, my goodness. >> now she's a fan for life. >> cute. >> when i look at that picture, that's an invitation for me to get on that cheek. the cheek to the neck in that little sweet spot right there. >> you know what happens, the grandparents said smile, this is what she did. [ laughter ] >> to send us pictures of your child go to myfoxdc.com and click on "mornings." we have leftover showers working through parts of the
8:15 am
area. prince george's county might be getting a light sprinkle here out towards the anne arundel county down into deal and out towards the bay a few leftover showers and down into central virginia, as well. a cold front has been moving through, a thin band of rain showers early this morning. behind it we have clearing skies and should be a beautiful afternoon around here with less humidity and bright sunshine. it will be warm later today without a lot humidity, it will feel better. currently 75 in washington, 72 gaithersburg, 72 manassas. the dew point temperatures will be into the upper 50s and low 60s so you can see in the mountains off to the north and west the dew point temperature now in the upper 60s is starting to fall and again, comfortable air moving in later today. five-day forecast, nice stretch of weather across the mid- atlantic. tomorrow looks fantastic. 85 with sunshine, low humidity a warming trend towards the end of the week remnants every
8:16 am
isaac could impact us with rain towards the end of next weekend. that's a look at weather. back to you >> thank you. as we mentioned earlier this hour, today is the first official day of the republican national convention. mitt romney says it's going to be a great convention. fox news correspondent jennifer davis is in tampa and has more on the mood inside the convention hall if there's anybody yet there to have a mood. hey, jennifer. >> reporter: hi there, tony. there's a lot of media here right now so i don't know if we'll talk about their moods but delegates will be coming here in a few hours. 2:00 this afternoon, things will get under way. it is full speed ahead even as they keep their "eye on the storm." they are working with the schedule that they have. and that means a lot of primetime speakers tonight. ann romney will talk about her husband as a man, father and husband to try and give americans sort of a window into who he is, even some of his closest supporters saying he is
8:17 am
more of a reserved fellow so they are hoping that she can really help people connect with him and maybe help with what even romney calls his likeability factor. also tonight, a rock star in the party new jersey governor chris christie will take the stage so a lot of people looking forward to his keynote address, as well. >> there are speeches being made of course tonight. what business is being done at the convention today? >> let me show you the delegates and where some from our area are going to be. maryland and d.c. are out of our camera range but we can show you where virginia is. as you can see they have a front row seat here to the stage. that shows you just how important of a battleground state virginia is going to be as we head towards november. in afternoon delegates will do the roll call. this is what formally makes mitt romney and paul ryan the candidates for the party. they will also adopt the party platform today. there is a lot of business that has to take place but there is also a political party and
8:18 am
celebration of sorts. so the business happens in the afternoon, the celebrating this evening. >> thank you, jennifer davis reporting for us from tampa, florida. thank you very much. we'll see you again shortly. coming up on "fox 5 morning news" on a tuesday morning, making history on mars and a new face on the fox nfl sunday team and later, bringing the bard to life in the district free. holly is live at the shakespeare free for all with a behind-the-scenes look at a beloved washington tradition. >> going to break, another addition of "that's my take." today, we are talking about the lack of libraries in d.c. schools and whether the real issue is being addressed. >> and now, "that's my take," with wttg vice president and general manager duffy dyer. >> the 2012-2013 school year in the district will feature 58 schools all with populations under 300 students, opening their doors without the complement of a school library
8:19 am
and librarian. we're talking about schools that serve around 17,000 students. this isn't about a disagreement over the value that an asset such as a school library will bring to the ongoing he was to raise reading proficiency. this is about money. it is reported that funding these 58 libraries would cost about $5 million out of an $800 million budget or just .6%. cutting libraries at a time when dcts is pushing towards a gold of having at least 70% of its students proficient in reading by the 2016 school year makes no sense. but neither does keeping public schools open that serve less than 300 students. back in may, i went on record saying that we have too many schools with low enrollments almost 37% of d.c. public schools have less than 300 students. that makes for inefficiency. in order to afford the new technologies we must bring into the classroom as well as the
8:20 am
necessities such as school libraries, librarians, the footprint of the d.c. public school system has to shrink. as far as the libraries go, it's not too late to compromise for the 2012 school year by reassigning recently eliminated librarians still on the payroll because they were rated effective, a proposal that the chancellor says she will look into. but the bigger issue of closing underattended school has to be the prime focus moving forward. the time has come for chancellor henderson to lay out specific plans for right-siding the d.c. public schools footprint ensuring that the wasteful spending to keep open large schools with small enrollments will stop. "that's my take." let me know what you think. go to myfoxdc.com and click on "that's my take" or send me an email at tmt@wttg.com.
8:21 am
come on, kids. we gotta go! oh, nah, i gotta go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick, but minute clinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections, with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys wanna go to the park? yeah! yeah! minute clinic -- the walk-in clinic at cvs/pharmacy, where you'll get $10 off sports physicals. only for a limited time. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.com.
8:22 am
i've never writtencereal, a fan letter before, but you've done the impossible. you made gluten free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband found the chocolate one, we were in cereal heaven. the only problem is, with so many great flavors, you're making it very hard to choose. your fans, the mcgregor family. 'cause we love chex. ♪ [ male announcer ] and now try new gluten free apple cinnamon chex. abut it'll become so much more. concrerete and steel... a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done.
8:23 am
hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. ♪reach for the stars >> you like that song? >> hm. a former member of the black eyed peas will rock the red planet. [ laughter ] >> today nasa will play the will.i.am song which he just played -- we played for you a moment ago -- on the surface of
8:24 am
mars on the "curiosity" rover. the singer will hold an educational event to watch the song with a bunch of kids. yesterday the rover beached the first human voice back to earth from mars played a recorded message from the nasa administrator. >> we are going to get a note from mars saying enough with all the noise. >> right. >> people talking now music? >> we don't like this kind of music. in sporting the redskins made their first big cuts down from 90 to 75 players. one of the moseying cuts was veteran kicker neil rackers. graham gano will be the redskins kicker for a third year. began no converted 31 of 41 season, 22 more pink slips friday. the fox nfl sunday will welcome a new face, rob riggle
8:25 am
reportedly hired as comedy prognosticator. >> funny. >> if true, riggle would replace impressionist another who left this year. riggle is best known for his work on the daily show. coming up in the next half hour, which heart risk test rates best? we'll check in with dr. mike for the answer. >> but first the frantic 911 call from the driver of an out- of-control car. now we have the call. this car was speeding down a road. we'll play part of that for you when "fox 5 morning news" continues. we know that back to school time
8:26 am
means back to school germs. that's why lysol partners with schools all across the country providing resources designed to help teach healthy habits. so make sure you add lysol no touch hand soap and lysol wipes to your "back to school" list. that way, the healthy habits they learn in school, will reinforce the good habits you've already taught them at home.
8:27 am
to learn more, visit lysol.com/schools. lysol. mission for health. but what choices will women be left with? just like mitt romney, paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. in congress, ryan voted to ban all federal funding for planned parenthood and allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings and birth control. and both romney and ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape and incest. for women... for president... the choice is ours. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
8:28 am
making headlines here at home and around the world, a heads up to metro-rail riders. expect lingering delays on the blue and orange lines because of just finished track work between eastern market and new carrollton. for most of the rush hour ride,
8:29 am
orange line trains were single tracking between eastern market and new carrollton. blue line trains were single tracking between eastern market and stadium armory. at the peak of the work, riders were experiencing delays as long as 30 minutes. early this morning, a court in israel ruled that the death of an american student in 2003 was an accident. rachel cory was 23-year-old old when she was crushed by a bulldozer during a protest. she was part of a group trying to stop the demolition of palestinian homes. this morning, an israeli judge rejecting a lawsuit by rachel corie's parents ruling the bulldozer driver didn't see her. a certain test is better than others for identifying patients at risk for heart attack and stroke. fox medical team dr. mike has some life-saving clues. always good to see you, dr. mike. good morning. what is this test? >> reporter: allison.
8:30 am
it is a great day because there is a new study that what a lot of people myself included have known for quite some time and that is the cardiac calcium test. this is a "ct" scan using low level radiation with no dye, no needles, no nothing, that -- what it does is looks at calcium build-up in the coronary arteries. it's better than some other traditional ways that we look at risk factors for heart disease. this new study is exciting because it will allow us to get people that may be at risk for having a heart attack and finding them before they actually have a heart attack. >> wow. that would answer the question why doctors using it more often. let me say, dr. mike, wonderful model there. i didn't think you could top yourself with the props but that beating heart is phenomenal. okay. now, how many americans do you think are really at risk of heart attack and i'm sure that
8:31 am
number is too high whatever you say. >> reporter: well, we're in a crisis right now. all we are going to hear about political parties going at each other. we are so obese in this country that the gross national product of china won't be able to solve our healthcare crisis. what this test allows us to do is to take an individual that comes in and says, you know what, my cholesterol is not bad, i'm not having any chest pain or shortness of breath but you know what? my mom had a heart attack at 45. that's the kind of patient that i will do this test on. and by the way, allison, it's not covered by insurance. but in many places, it's about $125 in. money well spent. and it will look at that calcium in the coronary arteries and tell whether you have a problem. if you have that calcium, then i as your doctor am going to be
8:32 am
very, very aggressive with you. we're going to work on getting your cholesterol down. you're going to exercise, lose weight and i have had patients become vegetarians after seeing this in their coronary arteries. >> let's switch topics in the moments we have left. it's been a long time since doctors discovered there might be a link between alcohol and cancer but now there's new research. tell us about it. >> reporter: alcohol has been implicated in a couple of things, one is breast cancer thought to be due to some estrogenic effects. this new study shows that when you drink a glass of wine, you produce a by-product of the alcohol and that can cause some damage to dna and in some susceptible people, can increase your risk of esophogeal cancer. now, the vast majority of data on alcohol is if it's used in moderation, allison, you will live longer than those who do
8:33 am
not drink at all. so i happen to believe that that's the way to go. if you have a history of problems with cancer in your family or you lack a particular enzyme then you're at risk if you drink. everything in moderation. that's what my grandfather said. you will live a long happy healthy life. >> that's what we all want to do. thank you, dr. mike. have a fantastic day in philadelphia, sir. >> you, too, allison, you're the best. >> so are you. >> over to you guys. >> sorry to break up this love fest. >> it keeps you on a positive track. that's good. here's tuck wetter latest on our weather and the latest on isaac. >> we'll look at isaac in a minute. first locally we have good news showers bringing in drier air and behind it, we are dealing with clouds here early this morning and some showers but behind this frontal system the
8:34 am
leading edge of cooler and drier air it will be a nice afternoon, beautiful around here into the late morning, early afternoon. off to the north and west already some reports of sunshine. still a few showers in prince george's county, down me central virginia pushing off to the south and east. you can see the thin band of rain activity moving through. behind it drier air, less humidity, dew point temperatures falling into the afternoon. currently we're off to a nice warm start. 75 in washington. 77 this morning in leonardtown. 77 in annapolis. expecting afternoon highs upper 80s to 90 so it had been warm with a bright sunshine but without a lot of humidity should be a nice afternoon if you want to run out and about. here's your five-day forecast. then we are going to get to the latest with isaac. 90 today. next several days lots of sunshine, a nice weather pattern. wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday, temperatures in the upper 80s to about 90.
8:35 am
all right. let's move on. want to give you the latest with isaac here. and we have been trying to -- the center of circulation here has been trying to develop an eye for the past several hours and if it does so, the storm will likely strengthen. still forecast to become a hurricane with maximum winds of perhaps 90 close to 100 miles per hour as it makes landfall later tonight during the day tomorrow. we got the latest advisory at 8:00 this morning. now moving off to the north and west at just 7 miles per hour. so it is moving very, very slowly. you can see not great symmetry with this storm but it is a very large storm. tropical storm force winds extend 250 miles from the center of the storm. and it's going to be a big newsmaker here. storm surge along the southeast coast of louisiana and mississippi expected to be about 6 to 12 feet. they could be looking at rain totals -- i just saw an updated rain total here of about 20 to 25 inches. so again, major news story
8:36 am
across the northern gulf shaping up here over the next couple of days and, of course, this is the 7th anniversary of hurricane katrina. for more on conditions in new orleans and how the crest on the city is preparing for isaac's arrival, we go live to elizabeth prann. elizabeth, good morning, how's it look down there? >> reporter: good morning. right now we're just getting some heavy gusts of winds around 25 miles per hour. we had a little sporadic rain this morning but that's characteristic. storm. as the bands start to come in we'll feel bursts of wind and rain as as conditions do deteriorate they will continue to deteriorate anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. this is going to be a huge rain eventful it's going to hover over not only new orleans but also the surrounding gulf states and dump rain. people are under a mandatory in some places and then a voluntary evacuation. so basically the mandatory evacuation zones are people who aren't living within the safety of the levee walls people in
8:37 am
very low-lying areas. those people left the area yesterday. [ signal breakup ] >> reporter: ... getting out of town. as far as people under a voluntary evacuation, it's a mixed batch. some people say [ signal breakup ] ... the deal with the wind and the rain hour after hour like hurricane gustav decided to live. others would rather stay home and wait out the storm. those are the people who we saw shopping for goods yesterday, fueling up their cars, getting fuel for their generators. so really it's always a mixed batch of. but the fact is the governor and the president of each parish have been very, very open with not only the people but also the media on who is most vulnerable. so people here are very prepared, very educated and now we are just waiting for isaac to come to shore. >> thank you, elizabeth. we'll be on top of that. it is 8:37 on tuesday morning.
8:38 am
i believe. >> yes, it is. >> okay. still ahead, the every man and woman guide to trimming the fat from your midsection. we'll check in with author diane well done for belly busting tips. >> and to the break we share more of your first 5 pictures. president clinton: this election to me is about which...
8:39 am
candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
8:40 am
that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. mom, we're dying. no you're not, you're just hungry.
8:41 am
make some totino's pizza rolls. we don't have any! front... left, totino's. [ male announcer ] well done mom! less drama, more fun! totino's pizza rolls. ♪let's get physical >> a little olivia newton-john. love that. if you can't afford a personal trainer or nutritionist, we have the solution, the complete idiot's guide to betly fat weight loss. it has everything you need to know to achieve your -- that perfect waistline. let me tuck in mine now. the perfect waistline that you want. here's the author of the book,
8:42 am
diane welland a food and nutrition consultant and the coauthor of the book the complete idiot's guide to belly fat weight loss. that goes right to the point. >> yes. >> good morning. welcome to the show. >> good morning. >> how big of an issue is the midsection for -- we're talking men and women in this -- i'll just say all of us. >> it is a very big issue. most people is the problem issue is their belly and it seems for some people it's it just seems like it's the hardest place to lose the fat but it's not. >> is that right? oh, a lot of people are going to be happy to hear that news. i want to talk to you further but i also want to get to all the delicious looking proposals that you brought. can you tell us what you have in front of us? >> sure. i wanted to talk a little bit about belly fat with regards to the type of foods that you eat. so i brought breakfast, side dishes, salads, just to give you an idea of the type of foods that you can eat and still have a slim belly. >> may i just do one observation before we get
8:43 am
started? there's a lot of talk about whole foods. this all looks like good old- fashioned whole foods. no ingredients we can't pronounce. nothing we're not sure of, no processed stuff. this looks like good food. so continue, i'm sorry. >> very simple: very simple things to do. for breakfast, if you are on the go, this actually -- i made this last night. this is called overnight oatmeal because you actually let the oatmeal soak overnight and then you heat it up the next day and then you don't have to worry about cooking it and mixing it. the oatmeal is ready to go with fruits and nuts and almonds and mangos some oatmeal. a little bit of ginger. this is just a simple parfait. simple fresh fruit that's strawberries are in season, yogurt and granola. >> does matter what kind of
8:44 am
yogurt? >> i use plain greek yogurt and you want to use plain not the fruited. that has extra sugar in thank you don't need. >> all right. >> tell us about these. i love the grapes in there. >> so this is whole grains, they are very important this is a brown rice salad. this is one of those mixed grains. it's mixed grains that you find in a bag. and really that's the most time- consuming process is cook up the grain. then there's just some pistachios, fresh grapes, a little bit onion, all fresh. you just put it together and some herbs. this has a little bit of thyme in it. an easy salad with a little oil and a dash of vinegar. >> are the pest piece in the book? >> yes. this is a chili lime shrimp and pineappl skewer. i have used ship of but you can use tuna, chicken and underneath is quinoa. this is about 50 calories. this is a full meal right
8:45 am
there. and that's plenty of food. >> yes, it is. >> and as i said, it's only 500 calories. >> we are showing tips on the screen right now to avoid, salty foods, potato chips, corn chips, breaded and fried items. rotisserie chicken is interesting. >> rotisserie chicken has quite a bit of sodium in it. >> what are the foods you definitely need to ate? >> whole gains, like this salad. beans and legumes, lots of vegetables. vegetables should be the crux of your diet. >> okay. >> lean proteins and seafood is great. this is shrimp, tuna, even, you know, some of the fattier fish like salmon. and whole wheat products, fruits and you want high fiber fruits like apples and pears. you want those type of fruits.
8:46 am
>> you say don't overeat. don't skip your meals especially breakfast. you have so many good tips that we want you to stick around to the next hour. you have agreed to do that, right? >> yes. >> you know the drill. eat right and exercise. so this is the eat right portion. in the 9:00 hour we're talking about the exercise portion. diane, we'll stick around again. this is diane welland the coauthor of this book that you see to my, right the complete idiot's guide to belly fat weight loss. stick around. we'll rejoin diane later. tony, back to you. >> thank you. last week, we showed you video of a runaway car in missouri. now police have released these clips of the frantic 911 call from the driver. take a listen. >> coming up on a bunch of cars... [ crying ] >> i'm so scared... oh, my gosh... i'm scared to death! >> that woman was on the highway when she realized her accelerator was stuck and she couldn't slow down. she traveled almost 60 miles at speeds up to 110 miles per hour
8:47 am
before she was able to slow down enough to pull over. that is scary. all right. next on "fox 5 morning news," bringing classic literature to life with the help of one of history's greatest writers. holly is live at the shakespeare free for all this morning. hey, holly. >> reporter: this is such a wonderful opportunity, tony. in fact, it was two years ago that the shakespeare theater company did all's well that ends well. if you missed it, now you can see it for free. that is what the free for all is all about. we are live on stage this morning. coming up we are going to talk with the artistic director and the managing director about why you in fact do not want to miss out on this amazing opportunity. it's all live next on "fox 5 morning news." stay with us. this is the plan that revolves around you.
8:48 am
introducing share everything. unlimited talk. unlimited text. tap into a single pool of shareable data and add up to 10 different devices,
8:49 am
including smartphones and tablets. the first plan of its kind. share everything. only from verizon. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. i've never writtencereal, a fan letter before, but you've done the impossible. you made gluten free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband found the chocolate one, we were in cereal heaven. the only problem is, with so many great flavors, you're making it very hard to choose. your fans, the mcgregor family. 'cause we love chex. ♪ [ male announcer ] and now try new gluten free apple cinnamon chex.
8:50 am
prcandidate is more likely toion return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. ♪[ music ] ♪ macho man ♪ [ music ] all right. wow, look at stanley. time for our facebook fan of the day. today we say good morning to stapply britt. his profile picture is of the cake from his surprise birthday party over the weekend. he says he got so strong hauling bulk trash for the d.c. government that's where his muscles came from.
8:51 am
for tomorrow's chance to be fan of the day, log on to our facebook page and leave a comment understandly's picture. we wouldn't want to make much ado about nothing but here's a chance to catch some fine entertainment as you like it. >> two? >> yes. by that we mean free. the also production from the shakespeare theater company has something for everyone and holly has more now from north west. tony is so clever. >> reporter: allison, i don't know why you recite lines from timing of the shrew when you talk about working with tony. [ laughter ] >> reporter: there's a shakespeare line or play in everything right? listen this really makes shakespeare fun when we talk about the free for all. they have been doing it for 22 years. it has enabled some 630,000 people to come out and see shakespeare at its finest for nothing. and so this morning, it is my pleasure to introduce you to michael kahn the artistic director and the founder of shakespeare free for all, and chris jennings who is the
8:52 am
managing director. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: so ever how many years ago, because he told me he stopped counting, why did you start this? >> when i began my career in central park, i was asked to do shakespeare and i came down here 25 years ago i thought, this is what i wantled the theater to do and the city has been so generous and so supportive of us both financially and in audience and we wanted to give something back. to be able to do free shakespeare for people who have never seen it before, those who have seen it, bring the kids, people who have never gone to the theater before, these extraordinary plays and these wonderful actors to the washington audience, to bring it it's been a great joy. >> reporter: it's something everyone should have access to. >> right. for kids and people who never seen shakespeare, to see it on stage and live and to enjoy it, it's a real wonderful thing. >> reporter: clearly it was a good idea because we have some
8:53 am
pictures of the lines for the tickets outside. so explain to me how it works. it's not every seat not available. >> right. >> we have two easy ways to get tickets. first, you can go on our website and join an online lottery and it's very easy. you sign up for the lottery the day before the performance you want to go from midnight to 8:00 p.m. and the next day we'll notify whether you won the lottery and you will have two tickets for the evening performance. the other way is the old stand by of coming down to the theater here at sydney harmon hall, come two hours before the performance, people do start to line up a little before. but it's a great option if you are deciding to do something last minute or if you have a group of more than two and you want to sit together, come down, get in line, we have a good number of seats held aside, good locations. >> so there are at least 200 tickets available for free. if people can stand in line
8:54 am
they're not all given out online owe you can. you can get some in line. let's talk about the show itself. all's well that ends well. why did you decide to bring it back from 2010? >> it's my favorite shakespeare play. we had a good time doing it. we usually bring back a play a couple of years after we have done it. it's always better because the actors have had a couple of years to think about it. it gets richer and this is a very funny play. it's about a girl, an orphan and a doctor who falls in love with an aristocratic young man and cures the king of an illness and is to let her get the husband she wants. so she choose this young man. so the rest of it is about how that relationship works out. it's very funny. it's got a wonderful bunch of actors. it's got marsha mason who made
8:55 am
so many movies and many of our company and the audience loves it. it's a very funny touching play. >> good for all ages? >> totally good for all ages. there's a lot of physical comedy and verbal comedy so i think everybody should come. >> reporter: so if you haven't introduced your children to shakespeare, now is the time. thank you both very much. myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link to theirs. you can get a ticket online in the lottery or come stand in line two hours before the performance. we have three wonderful actors in the next hour. we'll talk with them about the shakespeare free for all. back to you. >> thank you. summer it is winding down but gas prices keep winding up. and isaac will not help out at all. >> yup. still ahead in our 9:00 hour, how high they could go in fact storm shuts down production in the gulf. >> but first, tucker has an update on isaac's track and the storm as it moves closer to the crescent city. we're talking about new
8:56 am
orleans, of course. time right now 8:55. you're watching "fox 5 morning news."  ob ama and i prove this message  now mitt romney's attacking the president on medicare? the nonpartisan a-a-r-p says obamacare "cracks down on medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and strengthens guaranteed benefits." and the ryan plan? a-a-r-p says it would undermine medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors... and experts say ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees costs more than six thousand dollars. get the facts. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all.
8:57 am
we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪
8:58 am
in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with job training, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c.,
8:59 am
what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >> your realtime captioner: linda macdonald food tuesday right now at 9:00, we're following tropical storm isaac which could be upgraded to hurricane status sometime today. we'll get the latest from tucker in just a moment. >> isaac could cause some pain at the pump, too. prices slowing climbing but the problems in the gulf may have problems for your checkbook, as well. we're chatting with an expert at 9:15. >> and the gop in florida will officially kick off their convention today. sarah simmons is back with a look at what is on the agenda. and later as prince harry faces fallout from the las vegas photos people around the world are showing their front to back up the prince. >> okay. we'll tell you about that.

194 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on